MicroPen™

Dr. Hotchandani now offers the Eclipse Micropen™. The Micropen™ can be used for a variety of indications. This Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) is an aesthetic medical procedure that involves repeatedly puncturing the skin with tiny, sterile needles (micro-needling the skin) in order to break up the old collagen strands and stimulate the creation of new ones.

It is a less invasive treatment than a Profractional laser treatment and is used to correct facial imperfections such as acne scars, hyper-pigmentation, large pores, fine lines and wrinkles. This procedure will enhance the results of PhotoDynamic Therapy (PDT), and Platelet-rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) and can also be used to improve the absorption benefits of facial serums and chemical peels.

* Results and patient experience may vary.

  • What to Expect
  • How it Works
  • Patient Experience
  • FAQs

What to Expect

A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse MicroPen™ and the appropriate treatment depth is selected based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen is gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered. Treatment time depends on the size of the treatment area and usually takes about 15 to 30 minutes.

How it works

During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in a thicker dermis with the appearance of softer wrinkles. Eclipse Micropen™ also creates superficial micro-channels which allow topical gels, creams and serums to be absorbed more effectively into the skin.

Patient Experience

The feeling associated with the Eclipse Micropen™ is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.

FAQ’s

What are the Benefits?

The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse Micropen™also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.

The use of Tensage Intensive Serum 40 and Micro-needling provides the following benefits:

  • Improves post-procedure healing
  • Clinically proven to help reduce the appearance of fine-lines, wrinkles
  • Helps reduce the appearance of stretch marks and acne scars
  • Helps firm and tighten skin
  • Helps repair sun-damaged skin

Combing these two technologies has demonstrated improved patient outcomes and together they form the NEW Gold Standard in Micro-needing.

What areas of the body can I treat?

Eclipse Micropen™ can be used on all parts of the body; Face, neck, décolleté, arms, hands, legs, abdomen and back.

How is the procedure done?

A sterile needle-tip containing 12 tiny micro-needles is attached to the Eclipse Micropen™. We will apply a thin layer of topical gel to your skin and select the appropriate treatment depth based on your unique needs. Next, in a single motion, the pen will be gently pressed against the skin while simultaneously gliding in one direction until the entire treatment area has been covered.

What does it Feel Like?

The feeling associated with the Eclipse Micropen™ is similar to light sandpaper being moved across the skin. While some areas are more sensitive than others, the speed of the reciprocating needle tip reduces discomfort while the applied hydrating gel also makes the treatment more tolerable.

How long does the procedure take?

The procedure takes 15-30 minutes depending on the size of the area treated.

What is the downtime?

Immediately after the treatment you will notice a bright redness to the skin.
The total healing time depends on the depth of needles used and the number of overlapping passes your skincare professional performs. On average, patients are red up to 2 to 4 days. Some patients heal completely in as little as 24 hours. Utilizing the Eclipse Skin Revive System™, or other quality skincare products, provided at Hotchandani Laser, Vein and Cosmetic Surgery, can help to speed up the healing process.

When will I see the results?

Patients notice an immediate “glow” to their skin. Visible changes to the skin develop over the course of several days and weeks. Results continue to improve up to 6 months after the treatment as collagen production continues.

How many treatments will I need?

Some patients only require a single treatment, once per year to achieve optimal results. However, it is recommended for most patients to receive a series of 2-3 treatments spaced about 6-8 weeks apart. For patients with deep wrinkles, advanced photo-aging, stretch marks or acne scars it is recommended to receive 6-8 sessions at 6 week intervals.